Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ken Price Settles for #4 Choice

"And it has finally been determined that the long overdue survey of the abstract ceramicist Ken Price that has been undertaken by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will come to the Metropolitan Museum. I’m glad it will be seen here, but the fact that the Guggenheim, the Whitney and the Modern could not fit it into their schedules shows an appalling narrowness of vision. I don’t care how many scheduling conflicts can be cited."
—Roberta Smith, in The New York Times

3 comments:

オテモヤン said...
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Donald Frazell said...

REally? How does he get a museum show at all? Just looked at his site, its biomorphic Hans Arp meets sausages. There is human form in some, an ancient earth goddess meets the modern cartoon age. As revealed more obviously in his prints, ukiyo-e meets anime.

Fine in a craft museum, but the woman who recently had a show across from LACMA in that Craft museum was ten times better. Their positions should be switched in the arts universe, as the bottom has now become the top. The low vaulted ceiling of impressionism, Cezanne's words, has now become the floor, to allow those without talent or sensitivity to the world to thrive. its all business.
This aint exactly Henry Moore, though he wants to be. Closer to the Painter of Light, than the Master of Giverny.

Zach Meisner said...

this guy donald frazell is just dumb...